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An abandoned Chevrolet Tahoe loaded with more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana was found Thursday by Border Patrol agents of the Tucson Sector near the community of Ajo. 

September 12, 2014 5:32 pm
Phoenix man suspected of smuggling pot at border

Phoenix man suspected of smuggling pot at border

Drug dogs sniffed out more than $77,000 worth of pot Monday that a Phoenix man was trying to smuggle in to the U.S. in his pickup truck.

September 03, 2014 9:53 am
Phoenix man suspected of smuggling pot at border

Phoenix man suspected of smuggling pot at border

A search of the truck turned up more than 155 pounds of marijuana hidden in the truck’s“center hump and firewall.”

September 03, 2014 9:55 am
Smuggler running drugs, not waves in watercraft

Smuggler running drugs, not waves in watercraft

Officers found the pot on Thursday, under the seat on a personal watercraft being towed by an SUV. The 49-year-old Avondale man trying to cross the border with the stash was arrested.

August 22, 2014 6:13 pm
Smuggler running drugs, not waves in watercraft

Smuggler running drugs, not waves in watercraft

Border officers found nearly 15 pounds of marijuana Thursday hidden in an SUV and a personal watercraft. The pot was worth $7,300.

August 22, 2014 6:17 pm
Smuggler running drugs, not waves in watercraft

Smuggler running drugs, not waves in watercraft

Nearly 15 pounds of marijuana was found in a rear cargo area of an SUV and in a personal watercraft it was towing across the Lukeville port of entry Thursday.

August 22, 2014 6:16 pm
2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

Marijuana was found throughout an SUV at the Douglas port of entry Wednesday, including the engine compartment and a spare tire.

August 22, 2014 3:31 pm
2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

Wednesday a 24-year-old Douglas woman was arrested for trying to smuggle 279 pounds of pot across the border in her SUV.

August 22, 2014 3:23 pm
2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

After a drug-sniffing dog at the Douglas port of entry alterted to the presence of narcotics in an SUV, border officers found $140,000 worth of pot, stashed throughout the vehicle and in the spare tire.

August 22, 2014 3:25 pm
2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

Border officers found 16 pounds of coke and $6,000 in cash in the firewall of a Mercury SUV driven by an Avondale woman.

August 22, 2014 3:21 pm
2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

2 AZ women busted at border with cash, drugs

A 32-year-old Avondale woman was arrested Wednesday after she tried to smuggle $6,000 in cash and $206,000 worth of cocaine through the Nogales port of entry.

August 22, 2014 3:19 pm
Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

The packages found duct taped to a Nogales, Arizona woman at the border Tuesday contained more than 4 pounds of heroin valued at about $58,000.

August 21, 2014 12:34 pm
Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

The 44-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona was stopped by officers conducting an inspection of her Ford SUV. During the encounter, officers discovered the woman was concealing three packages around her midsection.

August 21, 2014 12:33 pm
Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

The 14 pounds of cocaine border officers found in the engine compartment of a pickup truck at the Nogales port of entry, had a street value of about $145,000.

August 21, 2014 12:37 pm
Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

Also on Tuesday, border officers found 14 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $145,000, hidden between the radiator and firewall of a Dodge pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old Nogales, Arizona man.

August 21, 2014 12:36 pm
Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

Woman wearing heroin arrested at the border

A woman with 4 pounds of heroin duct taped to her body was arrested at the Nogales border Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 12:32 pm
Immigrants found locked in rental truck near Tucson

Immigrants found locked in rental truck near Tucson

Agents at a checkpoint near Tucson found nine immigrants who were being smuggled into the country locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck.

August 20, 2014 9:21 am
Man busted at border with $420K in cash

Man busted at border with $420K in cash

Border agents in Nogales found $420,000 in cash hidden in a car being driven from Arizona into Sonora, Mexico.

August 19, 2014 11:22 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

On the evening of Aug. 10, 2014, border officers at the Nogales port searched a GMC SUV driven by a 20-year-old Tucson man and found two packages of heroin, weighing nearly 3 pounds; more than half-a-pound of cocaine; and 25 packages of meth weighing nearly 37 pounds. The combined value of t…

August 16, 2014 5:37 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers made two pot busts Aug. 9, 2014, that totaled almost $90,000. They found nearly 80 pounds of marijuana within the backseat of a Chevrolet truck driven by a 32-year-old Mexican man. And they found more than 98 pounds of marijuana under the bed of a Ford truck driven by a 25-ye…

August 16, 2014 5:33 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers, on Aug. 9, 2014, arrested a 37-year-old Mexican woman when a drug dog detected narcotics in the suitcases she was carrying across the border. Inside officers found almost $98,000 worth of heroin in the lining.

August 16, 2014 5:31 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers, on Aug. 9, 2014, arrested a 39-year-old Mexican man after a drug dog sniffed out 32 pounds of meth worth $96,000 hidden in his Toyota sedan.

August 16, 2014 5:29 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 8, 2014, a 30-year-old Mexican woman tried to cross the border and officers found more than 4 pounds of meth hidden in the crotch of her clothing. The drugs were worth $12,500.

August 16, 2014 5:27 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers, on Aug. 8, 2014, found 36 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $108,000 and nearly 7 pounds of heroin worth more than $98,500 inside the backseats of an Oldsmobile SUV driven by a 20-year-old man from Mexico.

August 16, 2014 5:17 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Ramon Conrado Vasquez-Villa, 61, of Coolidge, and 27-year-old Lynda Mara Villa Verdugo, of Mesa, were arrested Aug. 11, 2014, at the Port of Lukeville when officers found 113 pounds of marijuana in their GMC truck. The drugs were worth an estimated $56,000.

August 15, 2014 6:48 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 11, 2014, at the Nogales port of entry, border officers referred a 49-year-old of Nogales, Sonora, man for further inspection of his Nissan SUV. Again, a drug dog alerted and officers found more than 22 pounds of cocaine worth about $231,000. The drugs were in a non-factory compartme…

August 15, 2014 6:45 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Officers at the Nogales port, on Aug. 11, 2014, stopped a Toyota sedan driven by a 68-year-old Nogales, Arizona, man and a drug dog hit on a hidden compartment between the front seats. Inside, officers found more than 14 pounds of meth valued in excess of $42,000.

August 15, 2014 6:43 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 12, 2014, border officers referred a 32-year-old Tucson woman for further inspection of her Nissan sedan. A drug dog alerted to the flooring of the vehicle where officers found 20 packages of marijuana weighing nearly 139 pounds and worth about $69,000.

August 15, 2014 6:41 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

A drug-sniffing dog, on Aug. 12, 2014, found nearly 39 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117,000 in both side-walls of a Ford pickup truck bed driven by a 50-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora.

August 15, 2014 6:40 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

A drug-sniffing dog, on Aug. 12, 2014, found nearly 39 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117,000 in both side-walls of a Ford pickup truck bed driven by a 50-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora.

August 15, 2014 6:38 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 13, 2014, Edson Omar Flores, 40, of San Luis, was arrested at that port of entry for trying to smuggle more than $70,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. Officers found the drugs after a narcotics detection dog smelled them in the front fender wells of the…

August 15, 2014 6:35 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 13, 2014, Edson Omar Flores, 40, of San Luis, was arrested at that port of entry for trying to smuggle more than $70,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. Officers found the drugs after a narcotics detection dog smelled them in the front fender wells of the…

August 15, 2014 6:32 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Last Friday a 30-year-old Mexican woman tried to cross the border and officers found more than 4 pounds of meth hidden in the crotch of her clothing. The drugs were worth $12,500.

August 15, 2014 6:08 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Last Friday officers found 36 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $108,000 and nearly 7 pounds of heroin worth more than $98,500 inside the backseats of an Oldsmobile SUV driven by a 20-year-old man from Mexico.

August 15, 2014 6:11 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

They found nearly 80 pounds of marijuana within the backseat of a Chevrolet truck driven by a 32-year-old Mexican man. And they found more than 98 pounds of marijuana under the bed of a Ford truck driven by a 25-year-old Mexican man.

August 15, 2014 6:04 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Officers also arrested a 37-year-old Mexican woman, Saturday, when a drug dog detected narcotics in the suitcases she was carrying across the border. Inside officers found almost $98,000 worth of heroin.

August 15, 2014 6:02 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Saturday border officers arrested a 39-year-old Mexican man after a drug dog sniffed out 32 pounds of meth worth $96,000 hidden in his Toyota sedan.

August 15, 2014 5:59 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Sunday evening, officers at the Nogales port searched a GMC SUV driven by a 20-year-old Tucson man and found two packages of heroin, weighing nearly 3 pounds; more than half-a-pound of cocaine; and 25 packages of meth weighing nearly 37 pounds. The combined value of the drugs was more than $160,000.

August 15, 2014 5:56 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

On Monday officers referred a 49-year-old of Nogales, Sonora, man for further inspection of his Nissan SUV. Again, a drug dog alerted and officers found more than 22 pounds of cocaine worth about $231,000. The drugs were in a non-factory compartment behind the vehicle’s airbag. Officers also…

August 15, 2014 5:44 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

On Monday, Ramon Conrado Vasquez-Villa, 61, of Coolidge, and 27-year-old Lynda Mara Villa Verdugo, of Mesa, were arrested at the Port of Lukeville when officers found 113 pounds of marijuana in their GMC truck. The drugs were worth an estimated $56,000.

August 15, 2014 5:46 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Later, on Tuesday, officers referred a 32-year-old Tucson woman for further inspection of her Nissan sedan. A drug dog alerted to the flooring of the vehicle where officers found 20 packages of marijuana weighing nearly 139 pounds and worth about $69,000.

August 15, 2014 5:39 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

A drug-sniffing dog found nearly 39 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117,000 in both side-walls of a Ford pickup truck bed driven by a 50-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora.

August 15, 2014 5:38 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Officers at the Nogales port stopped a Toyota sedan driven by a 68-year-old Nogales, Arizona, man and a drug dog hit on a hidden compartment between the front seats. Inside, officers found more than 14 pounds of meth valued in excess of $42,000.

August 15, 2014 5:41 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

A drug-sniffing dog, on Tuesday, found nearly 39 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117,000 in both side-walls of a Ford pickup truck bed driven by a 50-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora.

August 15, 2014 5:35 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Wednesday Edson Omar Flores, 40, of San Luis, was arrested at that port of entry for trying to smuggle more than $70,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. Officers found the drugs after a narcotics detection dog smelled them in the front fender wells of the Oldsmob…

August 15, 2014 5:33 pm
$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

Wednesday Edson Omar Flores, 40, of San Luis, was arrested at that port of entry for trying to smuggle more than $70,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States.

August 15, 2014 5:32 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

At the San Luis port Aug. 6, 2014, a 31-year-old U.S. citizen living in Mexico was arrested trying to smuggle six pounds of meth worth $18,000 into the U.S at the San Luis port of entry.

August 08, 2014 10:18 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border agents found almost 39 pounds of methamphetamine nearly eight pounds of cocaine in the rear quarter panels of a pickup truck trying to cross at the Nogales port of entry Aug. 6, 2014.

August 08, 2014 10:16 am
2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

Border officers found $18,000 worth of methamphetamine in the engine compartment of a sedan trying to cross at the San Luis port of entry Wednesday.

August 08, 2014 10:07 am
2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

2 busts net $214K in hard drugs at border

Border officers found almost 39 pounds of methamphetamine eight pounds of cocaine in the rear quarter panels of a truck trying to cross the border at Nogales Wednesday.

August 08, 2014 9:53 am

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